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Title:Ethnic identity and immigrant homeownership PDF Logo
Authors:Constant, Amelie F.
Roberts, Rowan
Zimmermann, Klaus F.
Issue Date:2007
Series/Report no.:Discussion papers // German Institute for Economic Research 726
Abstract:Immigrants are much less likely to own their homes than natives, even after controlling for a broad range of life-cycle and socio-economic characteristics and housing market conditions. This paper extends the analysis of immigrant housing tenure choice by explicitly accounting for ethnic identity as a potential influence on the homeownership decision, using a two-dimensional model of ethnic identity that incorporates attachments to both origin and host cultures. The evidence suggests that immigrants with a stronger commitment to the host country are more likely to achieve homeownership for a given set of socioeconomic and demographic characteristics, regardless of their level of attachment to their home country.
Subjects:ethnicity
ethnic identity
immigration
immigrant integration
homeownership
JEL:R21
F22
J15
Z10
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:DIW-Diskussionspapiere
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